Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has been everywhere this week. Last night, he rocked Barclays Center for the second day in a row. Friends and fans including Carmelo and La La Anthony, Adrienne Baillon, Bow Wow and J. Cole watched the show from Barclay’s Exclusive VIP D’USSE Riser, while familiar faces backstage included John Legend and his stunning fiancé, Chrissy Teigen. The party continued at his 40/40 Club in Manhattan.
On Friday night, Jay-Z opened Barclay’s Center to the public with a bang. Beyonce watched the show from Barclay’s VIP D’USSE Riser before joining her husband backstage for a congratulatory toast with friends. Afterwards, the power couple stopped by The 40/40 Club where Jay-Z continued the celebration with D’USSE Cognac bottle service and a close crew including Irv Gotti, Memphis Bleek, Nets Player Jerry Stackhouse, Dave Chappelle, Lil Bow Wow and more.
On Thursday night, we had the opportunity to attend Jay-Z’s Barclays Center 40/40 Club opening, where Rihanna made an appearance and partied with friends until 1am. Jay-Z looked dapper in a black tuxedo. Other notables that we spotted included Adrienne Bailon, Lyor Cohen, Questlove, J. Cole, Tika Sumpter, Tyson Beckford, Joe Johnson, Andray Blatche, Angie Martinez and Angela Yee.
On Wednesday evening, JAY-Z hosted the premiere of NBA 2K13 with cover athletes and NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose at 40/40 Club. Entertainment mogul and NBA 2K13 Executive Producer, Jay-Z brought his influence to one of the world’s top NBA video game simulations alongside Bow Wow, Nas, Tracy Morgan, Willie Taylor, Nene Leakes, Teresa Guidice, Stephen Hill, Adrienne Bailon, Talib Kweli, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vin Rock, Vinny Guadagnino, Frankie Muniz, Chris Copeland, Joe Budden, Kris Humphries, and “Sweetheart” Giancola to name a few. Meek Mill also performed that evening. Fans can enjoy select tracks from the NBA 2K13 soundtrack (which can also be shared on Facebook) at http://2kgam.es/NBA2KJAYZ. Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, NBA 2K13 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will be available on October 2, 2012 in North America and October 5, 2012 internationally for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP system, Wii system and Windows PC. The Wii U version of the title will be available during the holiday season.
Sunday night at Upper Manhattan Lounge La Marina, Jay-Z and wife Beyonce celebrated summer’s close with D’USSE Cognac cocktails and a list of friends including Swizz Beatz, Steve Stoute, Baron Davis (Knicks), Fernando Mateo (co-owner La Marina), Ebro, Memphis Bleek and more.